Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

These are two French words taken from one of my books.

Boules- means "ball", it is a tradional shape of french bread. A rustic loaf.

Banneton- is a type of basket used to provide structure for shaped loaves of bread.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today. comes from the book:   What She Knew  by  Gilly Mac Millan

pg. 10

       It's not the first time it's happened, but it's the first time they make good on their threat to refer me to a psychologist.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book last week, courtesy of Wm. Morrow.Titled What The Waves Know by Tamara Valentine.

What did you receive?

   The tiny state of Rhode Island is home to even tinier Tillings Island- which witnessed the biggest event of Izabella Rae Haywood's life. For it was there, on Iz's sixth birthday, that her father left....and took her voice with him.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words are taken from  The Lady Agnes Mystery volume 2.

1. Hospitaller- A member of a charitable religious order, orignally the Knights Hospitaller.

2. Camerlingo- Is the cardinal who manages the pope's affairs.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from Post War Dreams by Brenda Whiteside.

pg. 114

Ben tipped his bottle to his lips and swallowed the first cold drink of his second beer. He glanced around the living room as he waited for Susan to use the bathroom.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Only one new book arrived last week.  A Man Of Genius  by Janet Todd

A Man Of Genius portrays a psychological journey from safety into obsession and secrecy.

What goodies did you receive?




Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous words Wednesday

My words today are taken from a book that I am currently reading: Post War Dreams by Brenda Whiteside.

Desiccated- lacking interest, passion or energy.

Pellucid- translucently clear.
ex.
mountains reflected in the pellucid waters.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:    Post War Dreams  by Brenda Whiteside

pg. 33

We let the screen door slam behind us and turned into the kitchen in time to see Benjamin lift his mother from the floor and spin around twice.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book last week called, What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan, courtesy of Wm Morrow.

Rachel Jenner is walking in Bristol park when her 8 yr. old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It's an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday, and Rachel has no reason to worry- until Ben vanishes.

What goodies did you receive?

Reading:  Post War Dreams by Brenda Whiteside.


Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

Moonlight Over Paris   by Jennifer Robson

  After battling a bout of scarlet fever, which nearly took her life, Helena is determined to live her life. She goes to Paris to stay with her Aunt Agnes and attend an art school. Paris in the 1920's is very artistic and romantic.
I found this to be an easy read of a young woman who wants to gain her independence and falling in love with Sam in the meantime. I also liked the description of the restaurants and cuisine, which made it even better.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are my words for today:

Ersatz-  (of a product) made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else.
ex.  ersatz was used as a substitute for coal.

Saucisson- is a variety of thick, dry cured sausage. Typically made of pork.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser is from: Moonlight Over Paris  by Jennifer Robson

pg. 199

   No matter how he felt, he certainly wasn't smitten with her. That sort of thing happened in romantic novels, but not in real life.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

An empty mailbox for me, but much needed catch-up time.

Reading:  Moonlight Over Paris  by Jennifer Robson

What goodies did you receive?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

I found these words in the book I am currebtly reading:
Moonlight Over Paris  by Jennifer Robson

epergnes-ornamental centerpieces for a dining table,typically used for holiday flowers.

banquette- an upholstered bench along a wall, especially in a restaurant or bar.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:

Moonlight Over Paris  by  Jennifer Robson

pg. 9

In moments she was seated, a hot brick under her feet, a rug on her lap, and a shawl about her shoulders, her parents deaf to her insistence that she was perfectly warm.